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The Rock Star's Daughter (The Treadwell Academy Novels)

by Caitlyn Duffy

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I really enjoyed this book from the beginning. The main character, Taylor, was connectable and love able, and instantly I sympathized with her plight. As the book progressed, I thought it was going to go in a completely different direction than it did, and the message the author conveyed made me feel all warm and sunny. Although this is far for a typical coming of age story, it is well worth the read. ( )
  AllCrazyHere | May 7, 2014 |
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Hmmm…. And that’s all she wrote. It’s hard for me to write about this book. It wasn’t spectacular or repulsive. It’s just not special, a dime a dozen story, that you’ll forget quickly. Of course there are some things that stood out for me, but the rest of the story is meant for a boring Sunday afternoon, when you’ve got nothing to do ^^

First of all, it was a bit hard for me to understand that you would take a child who just lost her mother on a tour. Hello? She needs plenty of time to grieve, which obviously won’t happen when you hop from one city to the next. Then we have Taylor’s reaction with everything that happens: stoical. She’s the one who wanted to stay at home, but if push comes to shove, she just goes with the tour. Okay, she just lost her mother, but wouldn’t you want to stay at the place where you lived with her? Where’s the big fight, the angry shouting, the tears?

And last but not least we have Taylor’s father. He’s a real piece of work. First of all he acts like a drama queen, which made me cringe and find the whole scene unbelievable. He’s a rock star for god’s sake! Since when do they have the image of drama queens? Okay, it’s not impossible, just highly unbelievable for me. And his behavior is totally unworthy for a father. His wife Jill, on the other hand, behaves much more like a responsible adult. She really has my sympathy. It’s not everyday you find out you’ll have to take care of the almost grown up daughter of your husband. Although her first reaction was a bit too much.

The ending came as a big surprise. No HEA, not even a real HFN, just different, more of a real life ending. This came as a welcome change to the very predictable endings you have nowadays (which I also like, some people just are made to be together ;) ) Although I preferred a bit more of an epilogue…

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2 HEARTS. This book was OK. No fireworks, no throwing things, just a nice story for a dull afternoon. But with an unusual ending, which made it more refreshing to read. ( )
  Iris-Boekenplank | Nov 17, 2013 |
I loved this book - a fun and frothy tale of Taylor, the rock star's daughter. Romance, teenage angst and rebellion. A great tale - glad I discovered this author and looking forward to more Treadwell Academy stories. ( )
  claireh18 | Aug 29, 2013 |
An overall “meh.” It’s not boring enough to knock it down to two stars, but there were points that I did want to shout “Get on with it!”

What I did like about this is that a good chunk of Taylor’s characterization is her dealing with her mother’s death and suddenly being thrust into her father’s world. It’s not completely explored, but I like that there’s more of an acknowledgement every now and then, and that while Taylor did think of her mother being irresponsible, they did care for each other. Plus, there’s a fairly realistic development in Taylor’s relationship with her stepmother and half-sister; there’s unease between all parties, but then they end up being friendly and supportive to one another. And Jill isn’t even horribly vilified to begin with.

That said, there’s really not much to the book. It’s fairly rote fluff, girl dealing with sudden fame. There were parts that really dragged, bits when Taylor started acting out of character. It’s not boring enough to make me go and want to rip my eyes out, but it still drags. And there’s really not much to this book. The character development of Taylor was good, but the rest just dragged. Not really one that I’m jumping up and down to read. (Okay, so it was free in the Kindle shop. That’s my reasoning.)
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  princess-starr | Mar 30, 2013 |
It's a sweet, simple book. It kind of felt like fanfiction [the whole band/rockstar thing, probably] but it wasn't that bad. ( )
  Rincey | Mar 29, 2013 |
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